Published at Sunday, December 17th 2017. by Delray Daniau in Kitchen.
Some of the islands come in a natural wood color. This allows the homeowner to keep the island counter in the natural wood finish or the counter can be stained. Before designing the countertop, the homeowner should decide what look he or she is trying to achieve in the kitchen. A new trendy is to install a island top that is a bright color that doesn't necessarily match the already present color scheme in the kitchen. This makes the kitchen seem more artsy and funky and can make the island really stand out in the room. A homeowner may also decide that he or she wants a traditional kitchen island countertop that matches the rest of the color scheme.
Include a ventilation hood overhead to eliminate smoke, steam and cooking odors if your kitchen island is going to have a cooktop. The range hood should extend beyond the cooking area by 3 inches or more on the sides for proper ventilation. Using the correct fan size will ensure that removal happens as intended. Have a fan capacity of about 50 cubic feet per minute (cfm) for each square foot of cooktop area.
There's a good variety of tiles obtainable within the marketplace that could be utilized for developing mosaic backsplashes for your kitchen. One of the benefits of mosaic backsplashes will be that they're simple to maintain and clean. Though exposed to spills, they're less likely to discolor than plain or ordinary tiles. And, you possess a selection within colors, shapes and tiles, to be utilized for a mosaic. While the backsplash will be limited to a smaller region, you could limit your creativity and art, without developing more of a gaudy pattern within the whole kitchen.
Select the material with care. The resurgence of tile has brought many different types to the market like ceramic, stone, metal, and glass. In fact, the variety of tile can be quite overwhelming. Take some extra time to choose your backsplash material. As mentioned, you want something durable and beautiful. More importantly, you want a tile design the reflects your sense of style since you are probably going to have this tile for some time.
A glass tile kitchen backsplash brings elegance, style, color, and light to your kitchen. The colors, designs, and sizes available will sure to fit anything you have in mind. They are a little more expensive than ceramic tile, but you will be happy with the results the extra money will give. The do-it-yourselfer will find glass tiles easy to trim and apply if you are wanting to tackle the project yourself. Most come already together by a mesh background with perfect grout spacing between. A very good choice for the kitchen because it is easy to clean. Ceramic tile is the most common and traditionally looked at as cheap.
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